5773 Tasting Notes

84

ohhhh Cavocorax your giant bag of teas here is calling your name….no really lol

I pulled this one out tonight to finish it off and leave the last little sample for cavo. I have a vague recollection that she had liked another similar tea before so wanted to save a sil sized cup for her to try. I quite enjoyed this variation on the theme, though i’m not sure how badly i need a caramel rooibos in my cupboard. I think i’d prefer the fruit caramel i have from tea G…or the decaf caramel as well….maybe not.. either way, enjoyed and now it’s done!

Final Count: 81 (though in other news, i did a quick check and i have a mere 52 non puerhs in my cupboard)

boychik

I can’t believe you are in 80’s

Iridium

wow, I have more teas than you do now. O.O this feels so strange… (congrats!)

Sil

haha it IS weird, but it’s fun for me too…though not ordering has been hard. Except, the one order i DID place with stacy has gone missing :(

Iridium

oh no, that must be super disappointing! I’ve only been on hiatus for something like two months and it’s already hard… >.

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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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As a reward for working on my cupboard so well, i figured it was time to open up one of the few teas i have that i haven’t managed to try yet. I’ve actually been trying to spend more time on not just working through my older teas, but getting around to trying all my teas on hand so that i know what i want to keep around or restock. I was intrigued enough by this one to buy it, since i’ve had some positive experiences with hojicha, and well, i love caramel :)

My initial few sips of this one made me feel like it wasn’t what i expected it to be. i was looking for more caramel…more..just more. However, i realised shortly after that, that my cup was empty lol. This isn’t deep rich velvety milk caramel, but it is sweet and delicious. I’m a little curious how this would fare as a latte, since it might add to the creaminess. Overall, i’m quite happy with this and i’m going to have fun playing with the rest of my bag! :)

Cameron B.

I wanted more caramel, too! :P

Sil

if there’s room i’ll send you a sample of the tea G caramel…. i haven’t had a chance to get envelopes for your swap heh

Cameron B.

Well, if you insist! ;)

Sakura Sushi

I’ve had the English Caramel from Lupicia in the past and found it to be pretty caramel-y. Never actually tried the Milk Caramel to compare the two.

Sil

If English is the black base version…then I think I’ve tried it and found it a little lacking too…but then I adore the caramel from tea g. Heh

cookies

By any chance do you have a package with ingredients on it? I e-mailed Lupicia for a list but they haven’t gotten back to me :(

Sil

cookies – i do! however all it says is roasted green tea, almond flavours. contains: almonds

cookies

Thanks a ton, Sil!

Kittenna

If I give you puppy eyes could I snag a sample of this if you have enough? puppy eyes

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drank Golden Strand Black Tea by Mandala Tea
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This was my other straight tea today and i am really a fan of this one. There’s something to be said about the way this one tastes western brew (i really need to try it gongfu). I had this first thing and drank it up before mid morning. a re-stock for sure once i’m out! love this sweet smooth tea!

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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mmm flavoured tea for today! still enjoying this one, though the zhu rong is a little different. I just wish verdant would figure out their tea supply/demand in order to keep straights and these blends more in stock than not.

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68
drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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sooo my preorder of this finally arrived today and now i’m in the difficult position of trying to decide whether i should just order more right now…or hold off and hope that verdant decides they actually have enough stock to reblend things. ugh.

Ost

Can’t wait to get my order! It shipped yesterday apparently.

caile

Mine too apparently.
I am hoping they reblend the black chocolate genmaicha soon. :)
And I think I’ll order more of this one too, as didn’t like running out of it this time.

Sil

I have 6 oz in my house right now…i’m thinking of picking up another 8…

caile

lol! I only ordered 4 and was thinking to get another 4. ;)
hmmm, 4 ounce is only just over 100 grams though right.. that will go fast, maybe I should stock up better this time too!

OMGsrsly

Sil, order more! MOAR TEA.

Sil

OMG…shhhhhhhhhh i might be able to get to 75 by the end of october!

OMGsrsly

More tea, Sil! MOAR TEA!! ;) (You can take that as “drink more” or “buy more”…)

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73

another one from the other night that i really am going to have to hold off reviewing. i lost all sense of time while we were out and wasn’t really paying attention to the tea. Not a good idea the first time having it lol

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86

I’m still undecided about this one. it was nice but i’m not sure i love it. Sadly, i drank this yesterday and shouldn’t judge until i can have it again when impressions are fresh.

Ubacat

This one keeps tasting better as it cools down.

Stephanie

I loved it

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87
drank Root Beer Float (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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rootbeer float latte! the only was to drink this as far as i’m concerned :) I took a little time today to go through my cupboard and make sure that steepster, my cupboard and my spreadsheet are all in sync. :) I’m pretty excited since i’m down to 82 teas in my cupboard AND i only have 5 teas in my cupboard (not including puerh) that are older than 6 months! GO ME! i’m such a dork… but also, i’m just excited to aaaallmooost be at 80. And since canada post is a giant ball of suck, i technically may not even get tea from stacy to increase my cupboard :(

of course… yunnan sourcing and the puerhshop are both calling me to order from them… must.hold.out.longer.

Ubacat

Wow! I won’t even SAY what number I am at (and I’m not counting samples). Good job!

Fjellrev

I can’t believe you are down to the 80s!

VariaTEA

Wow! Look at you go. Now come to my house and drink tea :)

OMGsrsly

Fingers crossed about your order. :(

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84

another day….another puerh. :) This one comes from Boychik I chose this one to drink today, while i putter around the house getting ready for this afternoon’s meet up. Bonny is visiting here so a few of us are getting together this afternoon to hang out. :)

So far this has been a really smooth journey. This isn’t BOLD, in your face sort of puerh…it’s a mellow, soothing, relaxing sort of drink. more to come likely once i get home.

boychik

glad you liked it. have fun!

Sil

i’m just glad i’ve had a chance to actually drink the rest of the samples you sent me without feeling rushed heh. Still thinking about the cake from yesterday… noms.

boychik

I had a sample today which blew my mind. The color and clarity, and flavors like baking spices. It’s 2007 GuMingXiang Nannuo
http://instagram.com/p/uoLO7qBwvj/
The samples of pu ppl sharing w/me are too good. I want them all. Hubby tested this Nannuo and said good. Let me tell you man till recently was saying tea is a tea. Give me some sugar!

mrmopar

Tell Bonnie we have missed her on here..

Sil

heh realised i typed bonnIE when i meant BonnY…aka vacounver bonny not to be confused with colorado bonnie. eep! so confusing. we had a great time though. Kitenna; Indigobloom; myself and Bonny all managed to meet up. Cavo and VariaTEA coulldn’t make it unfortunately :(

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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